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What In Fact is Dedicated Hosting?

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When we talk about hosting web servers, there are three main types - web hosting servers, VPS (virtual web hosting servers) and dedicated hosting. Shared hosting servers accommodate many customers and so the system resources per account are restricted, VPS hosting offer more server configuration freedom, but also influence other VPS hosting servers on the hardware node if utilized heedlessly, and dedicated hosting servers give you the liberty to perform everything you prefer without interfering with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated hosting servers?

Dedicated hosting servers are commonly much more expensive than shared web servers or VPSs. Why would anyone, then, use them? The explanation is pretty simple. If your company has a resource-swallowing website, or simply has very specific server configuration requirements, the most sensible option is a dedicated hosting servers. For someone who is prepared to invest in security and dependability, the higher price is of no importance. You gain root-level access and can use 100 percent of the physical machine's system resources without anyone else availing of these resources and meddling with your online portals.

Hardware specifications

Most web hosting companies, incl. us at Smart Purple Cloud, provide several different hardware configurations you can pick from in line with your needs. The configurations offer different sorts of microprocessors, a different amount of cores, different RAM and server disk drive sizes and different bandwidth quotas. You can pick a Control Panel, which is a handy user interface if you want to utilize the dedicated hosting servers for hosting purposes only and choose not to use a Secure Shell console for all the changes you will be making. We provide three types of Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting CP of your choosing

If you are a self-reliant Linux OS user (our dedicated web hosting servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could administer your dedicated hosting through a Secure Shell client only. That, however, could be inconvenient, particularly if you choose to grant full root-level access to somebody else who has less technical skills than yourself. This is why having Control Panel software activated is an intelligent idea. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel software that we provide does not offer full root privileges and is mostly appropriate for someone who has multiple web sites that consume a lot of resources, but wishes to administer the online portals, databases and mail aliases using an easy-to-use Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting CPs, on the other hand, grant root access and have 3 access levels - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell web hosting accounts rather than utilizing the dedicated hosting servers only for yourself, you should pick one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup procedures

Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated hosting servers and of backing it up. In the event of a problem with your dedicated server, like an unresponsive Apache or a network outage, it is desirable to have some sort of monitoring system activated. Here at Smart Purple Cloud the system administrators monitor all dedicated hosting servers for ping timeouts, and, if you order a Managed Services upgrade, they monitor the individual services on the dedicated hosting servers as well. Backups are also an additional option - the web hosting solutions provider offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could pick a kind of RAID that would permit you to have the same data on two server hard drives as a precaution in the event of a server hard drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given full root access erases something accidentally.

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